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    February 15, 2013
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holiday of the year because -- >> get out your kleenex. this is sad. >> i wish we had a drink. there's nothing. there's nothing. >> i knew something was missing. >> i'll explain why. then hopefully the drink will come. i met my first husband on valentine's day. wait. it gets worse. and we signed our divorce papers on valentine's day. >> no, that was a happy day. >> do we have drinks? seriously. are there any? there are none? are there no drinks? >> extremely -- >> oh, thank god. >> better late than never. >> how are you? thank you. >> what are these drinks? >> what is your name? >> john. >> it's called a prawna. it came from true food kitchen. >> yes. >> you guys know about that? >> as opposed to false food? it's all natural foods you are using? >> organic, all natural, locally grown, seasonal. >> what's in this thing?
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>> cocoanut, grapefruit, pineapple, simple and vodka. you like it? >> cheers for the vodka. >> thank you. it's refreshing. it tastes almost a little too healthy, if you know what i mean. thank you. >> thank you for coming. >> enjoy your day. >> thank you. >> here they say that valentine's day brings with it a lot of pressure, though, because it's like new year's. they say that most couples feel like they have to do the nasty on valentine's day because they feel pressure because it's valentine's day. >> it's not nasty to all people. some people view it as a gift from god. >> okay. >> and a blessing. >> anyhow -- >> some people like a lot of blessings all day long. some people like to visit poughkeepsie. that's going to be a metaphor through the day. a long-running gag about going to -- >> close to poughkeepsie. >> and the little dog is
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barking. that's poughkeepsie. >> because we can't say it on the air. you get in trouble. stuff like that. >> everybody say poughkeepsie. >> there you go. >> here's what you might want to try with your loved one, your husband, spouse. there's something called love is art. >> waiting to hear you explain it. >> so what you do is you take like a canvas, a blank canvas -- >> this comes in -- >> for your enjoyment. >> show them how big the thing is. >> it's big enough for two. >> a nice large canvas. >> okay. >> and then you put paint on it, which comes here. it's got all kinds of paint. >> you sprinkle paint on it, and you put on a shower cap and then you and your -- >> significant whatever. >> it is. >> yes. >> you roll around. >> you go to poughkeepsie. >> you know what's weird is you take this as art, and people are
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hanging it up in their homes. i know. nasty. >> we believe in santa monica is happens a lot. >> we didn't endorse it. >> anyway, it's $60. it's called the love is art kit.com in case anyone at all is interested. >> and ho da left something out. >> what? >> >> hoda, i don't know what you do with this. but it's for you. >> you guys, can we see your signs? we're going to pick our favorite sign, but we're going to do it at the end of the thing. >> i know. >> we have to pick together. let's see. >> with open arms. >> i'm drinking for two. we love klg and photocopy. that's probably me. anyway -- >> welcome to l.a. bakersfield loves hoda and klg. >> i don't like the i peeed with kathie lee. i'm sorry. i think i would have remembered you if i did. oh, okay. you're right. >> she did. >> okay.
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the orange county. thank you. i love that. >> i see you, girl. i want to party with hoda. >> vanilla fire, i think she's selling something. are we going to order it now? >> later. >> okay, everybody. >> we have another valentine's day gift. we're not responsible for what's in this chat so we are just using the props. >> she shall remain nameless, joanne lamarka. >> if you have a sore on your shoulders or something and you want to rub it because you can't reach it, we have something that will work. it's a wrist band -- >> my wrist band is missing. >> yours is right here. oh that? it's like a pair of drawers for a ken doll. >> this goes in the side. i see what you're saying there, hoda woman. >> you put these on your fingers. >> all right i'm -- >> i need a manicure so bad. >> really, i was going to say, but woof as we say. >> i know.
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>> then you turn it on. and then go like that and then you put the vibrating thing on your -- that is not -- >> i don't think that's what it's really for. it might just be me. i don't know because god forbid i ever be the person that actually -- >> i want it off me. >> -- would know. i thought they were ear plugs. i swear to god i did. anyway, they run six hours on batteries in case you're wondering. just let you know. how does this turn on? >> this is why hoda and i don't like to rehearse anything beforehand. >> it works. >> we'll keep it going for over six hours and see if anything happens. >> here's the question about who you should be with your significant other. >> yes. >> they say that your face tells the story and there's a way that you can figure out who your mirror image is by looking at your face, and there's something called facem
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called facemate.com. >> it's almost like finding your dopple ganger. what's with the opposites attract thing? if you are really looking for somebody that has your same -- you're beautiful other than that. if you are looking for somebody that looks like you, then we talk about taking self-love to another -- >> here's you and frank. so this is what a psychologist says about you and frank. >> okay. >> what is it? let's see. kathie lee and frank are meant for each other because their eyes are equally distant on both sides of their faces. and the overall image of the face is the same. >> so was pee-wee herman. i didn't want to marry him. >> the same outline of the face. same shape lips and same forehead. >> both of our lips have disappeared. we both -- when we met, we both had nice plump full lips. >> how long have you been married? >> going on 27 years. >> 27 years. >> happy valentine's, sweetheart. we're rarely together on valentine's day anymore. it just seems that we're always off somewhere working. here's the thing, frank gifford was born in santa monica. i don't know if you all know that. the hospital that he was born in was torn down like 50 years ark but every time we come out he looks for it anyway.
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anyway, he was actually under contract to warner brothers pictures when he was in his early 20s. he played football at usc, but he was like the brad pitt of his day, you know? drop dead gorgeous. >> so hot. >> here's the thing that upsets me about this eye thing. jack warner himself from warner brothers pictures said he will never be a movie star. his eyes are too close together. >> you're kidding. >> that's why i'm not a movie star. that's the same -- let's see who's good for you, hode. >> warren beatty. what? what? >> yeah. yeah, yeah. >> what are we talking about? >> yes. >> sort of. i get it. not bad. not bad. >> will smith. of course. why wouldn't it be? >> same shaped face. >> james franco? james franco? he is your pick for me? >> no, that's a terrible picture of james franco. >> if you don't want celebs, i guess there are other choices.
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>> there are two guys that want you that are perfect for you, hoda. say their names. >> facemate. >> if you go they'll tell you who you should be with. >> this guy is josnyc. he probably joseph at nyc. >> did you find him on-line? >> he is 52 years old, and he is looking for a nice 48 to 64-year-old woman. >> that's me. >> that could be either one of us. >> okay. i'm going to look up these guys later. >> i think you should. >> i think it's time for a little music, all we? >> let's do it. >> this is my pick for today. it's a little wild because you guys look like you're wild. you guys know this song? it's called -- >> feel free to get up and dance. >> is this my song? where is it? it's called "wild thing." ♪ wild thing ♪ you make my heart sing you make everything wild thing ♪
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>> wild thing, i think i love you. ♪ but i want to know for sure. >> come on. >> all right. we're going to pick a sign, you guys. who are we picking? >> i like the one okay, whisper. >> okay, kathie lee picked this one. it's all klg on this one. she picked -- >> i love kathie lee but i want to party with hoda. [ cheers and applause ] >> congratulations. you get a mug. >> wow. what's better than that? >> you guys, we have a lot coming up. >> jason kennedy took me all over l.a. >> be right back. >> yes.
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welcome back with more of "today" from rowdy, crazy santa monica. we didn't realize just how much the -- >> i've been coming back to l.a. for years and years. used to live here when i first started my career, and i absolutely love it. jason kennedy from e news took me around to see his l.a., and we discovered that everything old is new again. >> what's old? >> me. >> somewhere here at the top of nowhere is jason kennedy. >> how are you? >> oh, we've got to stop meeting like this. ♪ >> this is where i take all my dates. this is the griffith observatory. look at this place. >> you know what, you are smooth. >> you can touch the hollywood sign. >> oh, it's fabulous. >> there's sweeping views of beverly hills over there. you can even see the water.
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hollywood over there. >> you can see century city, the ocean. >> you've seen "rebel without a cause"? >> oh, yeah. >> there's a scene where he threw the knife over that hill, and they never found the knife. ♪ >> where would i be a little bitty thing? >> i think over on pluto. >> ladies and gentlemen, two pounds. >> two pounds. i'm just a little bitty thing. i love that. >> kathie, what are we doing? >> i have no idea. it's called schtick. >> what can you tell us about the telescope here? >> more people have looked through this telescope than any other telescope in the world. ♪
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>> so many people come to hollywood to find the stars, but this is actually a place where you can see the stars. >> did you practice that? ♪ >> welcome to los feliz. >> this has only been open a couple of months, but it used to be willard's chicken inn. i'm taking you back. then it was the brown derby. >> that's what i remember. >> you've been to the brown derby? >> yes. but it used to have a derby type top on it. now it's the mess hall? look. they know we're coming. >> brownie points. who lives up here? >> kristen stewart, robert pattinson, january jones lives here. a little inside intel. kevin bacon and his wife kyra
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sedgwick love this joint right here. >> do people know that they could be sitting where elizabeth taylor once sat or lucille ball? >> this was one of her hangouts. >> i think old hollywood still remembers and new hollywood, we're trying to educate them little by little. >> oh, my god. >> wow. >> what are you waiting for? yes, i'm going to have a bite of the mess burger, and i might make a mess. here we go. ♪ >> eating on television. don't you love it? >> nothing more disgusting. i lost a little pickle. ♪ >> i can't believe you don't have a guitar? >> me either. kevin kline. >> james dunn. >> i talked to a couple of people. >> angela basset.
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>> in charge of the stars. >> i talked to a couple of people who are in charge of the stars, and ladies and gentlemen, your first hollywood walk of fame star, kathie lee gifford. can we give her a round of applause? a bowling alley bar. you can play board games. this place is incredible. come on in. ♪ >> this is interesting. >> wow. >> oh, you can -- >> it's kind of an oaky smoky drink. that's a great drink. give it a shot. >> oaky smoky. >> oaky smoky. >> it's oaky smoky. >> the idea behind this was to pay homage to the classic hotel bar. like the oak room at the plaza, or the beverly hills hotel. >> how is your bowling game? >> i give it a ten. ♪
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>> oh! to? >> hollywood. >> to hollywood. ♪ to hollywood ♪ hollywood ♪ yeah >> and these are my bowling socks. >> oh. >> you want to go bowling with my socks? there you go. >> can we just point out, i'm sorry, but i know this baby is precious. >> to prove that you're never too old to say i love you. >> we'll be back with more on valentine's day right after this. ♪ ♪ aspirin wouldn't really help my headache, i don't think. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed
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♪ we are back where sara digs up the latest video that's going to make everybody smile. >> this week features the waverly oldies.
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this is a group of residents from waverly mansion retirement home in ontario, am i right? >> that's right. this talented group of seniors tries to make a new video every month, and this month it's bruno mars "just the way you are." ♪ you know i'll say when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change, cause you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while because, girl, you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ >> so cute. ♪ the way you are >> this is their fourth video. they originally did it for friends and family, and then it got so much buzz --
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>> i love them. >> how cute? >> adorable. >> that's a group with a good sense of humor. >> perfect for valentine's day. >> happy valentine's to all of them. >> coming up, when we -- we're going to hit the road and do a fashion do-over. >> then it's up for great weekend get-aways and for the budget conscious. let's save some money. >> and some animals. don't ask. >> oh, my. it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime
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>> i'm here at the third street prom naud where everybody from l.a. comes to shop. you have to take a look. >> are you going to workout right now? >> i am going workout. >> i would probably just lose the red shirt with the red and pink clashing. this feels more like worky instead of workouty. >> i would take shorts and tights. totally cute on a 22-year-old. opaque shorts and tights on a 65-year-old? not so cute. >> can you hold this for a second? let's just try it. >> when color clashes with one color, maximum three different shades. >> underneath all of this what size would you be? >> i'm like a 4. >> what? >> we are looking for women to give a full makeover. to and they get to keep all the clothes. would you be interested in doing something like that? >> sure. >> we're going to make you look a little bit smaller than this. >> all right. >> i have to imagine this isn't
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such a flattering look, right? >> yes. >> are you ready to shop bloomingdale's? >> yes, i'm ready. >> let's go in there. >> okay. >> so the editor in chief of "tall skinny rich." welcome. >> so tell us we sought before with the sweatshirt and the not so cool. >> she looked like she just rolled out of the dorm which technically she did. she was going for day shopping. a lot of people dress like this. the one day you do you bump into someone. this is going to be her national televised outfit. >> what did see say when you said we're doing a do over? >> she was so excited. she said how soon can we go? i said bloomingdale's is just around the corner. >> what was wrong first? >> the sweatshirt was oversized. it made her look burg than she was. the baggy pants, we actually saw her underwear popping out of them.
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then it's only 65 degrees in los angeles. i don't think she really needed the winter boots. >> okay. we should point out there is a whole group of girls up here. her delta gamma sorority sisters at ucla. you're going to see the difference between your buddy before and after. let's bring caitlin out and see what we've done to her. here she comes. >> well, i have to tell you, when we walked into the section at bloomingdale's, kaitlyn fell in love with this floral dress. we had to make it look casual. what's great is you can roll it up in a ball, it will not wrinkle. >> oh, really. >> it feels leak silk. it makes you look skinnier. it's not that stiff felt pattern. then the dress is sleeveless and so cute, and then, of course, we had to do the sam edelman flats. those are tempurpedic mattresses
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in them. >> let's ask the girls. what do you think of your sorority sister? >> she looks so great. >> do you like her in the florals? >> yes. >> have you ever seen her in a dress like that? >> no. >> what you do think about your transformation? >> it's so great. i love this dress. >> it says spring and college and adorable and young. >> love it. >> you can wear it. >> this dress does not have an age cap. in fact, it can even be more dressed up if you put it with heels. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we've got animals coming up. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or
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>> i love santa monica place.
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>> i love that it's valentine's day and we have time to shop. so crazy. >> did you get anything for -- oh. is that you? >> i just had a little cabbage at breakfast. sorry. >> okay. anyway so what did you get for frank for valentine's day? >> i knew i forgot something. frank! oh. >> oh, my god. >> i'm going to get him a camel. it's the only thing he doesn't have is a camel. happy valentine's day. >> what is going on? >> well, rick schwartz from the san diego zoo, hoda woman, has got some furry creatures for us to visit with. >> i can't even believe what is going on. >> hello. >> i see you found one of my friends. >> we found him wandering the streets. >> it happens here. welcome to the west side of the united states. thank you guys so much for coming to join us. >> we always see you in new york. >> here. i'm going to put these bags down. >> i travel the world talking about conservation endangered species. but today being valentine's day we thought we'd go lighthearted and have fun conversations about -- >> the mating habits of animals?
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>> yes. >> that doesn't smell great just to say -- >> it's a camel. they don't mind. >> if you were a camel it could be hot stuff. this is sandy she's eight months old. the camels get much larger. males when they want to attract a female they spread their urine everywhere, flap the tails, froth around the mouth. they do these loud sounds. then the males have a pouch inside their mouth that will inflate with air, stick out the side of their mouth. >> what's sexier than that? >> right? i know. i know. it's like hey, but the ladies love it. >> some more animals? let's go. >> all righty. now so these are all parts of the world? >> all over the the world. we're really focused on the fun-loving animals. >> love is in the air all over the world. >> the question we always get when we work with a certain north american species. >> what? >> we have up here some f porcupines. i can guarantee you about 30,000
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quills all over their body. >> they love corn. who knew? >> they knew. the question always, though, how do they mate? >> you would think it might be painful. >> the standard answer is very carefully. but to get to that point of actually mating the males have to fight. screaming and fighting, exchanging of quills. finally the one male wins. >> is the other guy bloodied? >> no. the lady says, hey, let's fight. if you win, that means you're strong enough to be the father of my child. >> oh, wow. >> so then they go after it. >> sounds like me and frank. >> you knocked him out? >> yeah. >> the quills, fighting, scratching, screaming, good enough she lace her kwils flat, brings her tail up, little return. gives access. not going any farther than that. >> thank you. we're done. >> got to have clear access. >> when it's finally over, the female will just start climbing a tree and the male falls off.
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>> do they go to poughkeepsie, too? >> i don't think so. >> do animals reach climax? >> oh, my god. >> we can go there this time of the day? >> no indeed. no indeed. >> that is a technical term, hoda. >> technically for the egg to be fertilized the answer would be yes. >> okay. >> we can go there. >> we learned something today. why are you embarrassed by it? >> i'm embarrassed. i just am. have you got anything else for us? >> we've been talking about the gross side of things, fighting, smelly camel. but the lovebirds that we have brought today are true lovebirds. >> oh! >> everybody loves penguins. >> what's not to love? >> they're so sweet. >> this is charlie and gwen. they're penguins. they will usually mate for life. they also have a homestead nest. so they'll nest in the same spot year after year. sometimes exact same nest. >> i love that.
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>> they work together to protect the egg. one tlooef one leaves for two days to go hunt for food and then they swap out. high fives. when the baby hatches one stays with the baby to protect it from predator, the other goes out to feed and vice versa. >> which is the male and female. >> charlie is littler. >> they don't have arranged marriages, right? how do they find each other? >> to us they look the same. they can tell each other visually. they have their own unique heart song so they can recognize at a distance. >> oh. oh. oh. something's going on. >> all right. well, thank you guys so much for having us. >> thank you. you're a doll. >> my pleasure. >> we have a lot more coming up. we'll be right back after this. >> if we knew everyone we would tell you. >> exactly. but fun.
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>> good morning. i'm meteorologist crystal egger with the weather channel and a look at your seven-day forecast as we track the winter weather moving into the northeast. friday into saturday. so let's start out with that forecast for today. light snow expected across the southern ohio valley. it will be rain, however, into kentucky and parts of tennessee. and then eventually we'll see this track across the northeast coast. any snow looks minor at this point. a one to three inch range from say northern virginia all the way up into boston. temperatures later today will be in the upper 40s. it's not until late in the evening that temperatures start to drop. and of course we have a chance for some snow coming in by saturday. this is where the snow will likely impact the i-95 corridor as this pushes farther east. that's new york up to boston again. looking mostly at your saturday forecast there. and a few snowshowers up around the lakes. looking quiet through the middle of the country. and the southeast starting to dry out. we'll even see the showers dry up across southern florida.
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and temperatures will start to come down. so this big trough allows the cold air to stay here across the great lakes and then to seep into parts of the south. and those overnight lows will be below freezing for many a southeastern locations, even down into northern florida we'll be get into the chill. how about your sunday forecast? most of this will be east of the lakes. we'll be drying out. but look how cold it is. new york city only at 27. 26 in boston. 40 in billings and another storm organizing as it comes out of the rockies that. means on monday we're looking at soggy weather and a chance of storms there across the mississippi valley. snow on the northern side. snow moving back into pardons of the ohio valley. and wet weather here on tuesday from the southeast to the mid-atlantic. then look at that big storm coming in wednesday with snow across the inner mountain west. and quieter weather for the east coast. remember you can get the latest forecast week day mornings. wake up with al and steph at 5:30 on the weather channel.
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? let's hit the slopes, colorado. >> keystone resort in keystone, colorado, two hours outside of denver. they have 135 trails, 20 chair lifts. if you spend two nights in one of the resorts or properties, you have 900 condos, it's $221 a night. kids 12 and under ski free. there's no black-out dates. no minimums. if are you in the dugger family, that's where you want to go. >> you better stay home. >> what if you want to sleep where a president has slept? >> a little kinky. >> what are the spots? >> richmond is one. >> richmond, virginia. jefferson hotel, a grand hotel, 12 u.s. presidents have slept there, including both roosevelts, both bushes, and obama. it's $195 a night. >> disturbing a little bit. >> not at the same time. >> $195 a night if you use the promo code lincoln. the reason why it's called lincoln stayed here is because all the cast and crew from the steven spielberg's movie stayed
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there where they filmed it. >> amazing movie. >> san diego is also another spot. >> san diego out here on the west coast, downtown. the u.s. grant, 14 u.s. presidents have slept there, and they have a sweetheart night in deal for $210 a night, and everybody gets an in room movie credit and an in room build your own dessert bar. >> fun. >> again, san diego, you have the zoo. you have lego land. so much to do. >> yes. >> always great weather. >> what if you want to go back to the east coast? >> why would you want to? >> good point. >> if somebody actually wanted to, why would they? >> a lot of people don't realize that upstate new york has over 100 wineries. >> great wine. really great wine. >> there you go. >> it's within a five hour drive of approximately 25% of the u.s. population. >> right. >> they have deals right now. the winter wine package deal. all their b&b's and hotels. first night regular price, second night half price and the third night is free. >> build a lot of fires. open up a lot of wine.
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it's $80 a night. averages. >> that's amazing. >> thank you. >> what did you bring for hoda? >> we brought chateau frank bubbly. >> from that area, right? >> cheers. >> happy valentine's day. >> coming up, we're going to have a little fun valentine's day cooking. >> some food for you. firs this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath
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>> today's kitchen is brought to you by ritz, open for fun. ♪ >> time to take you into today's kitchen, and you cannot celebrate valentine's day without chocolate. >> no, no, no. if you are planning a romantic
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candle lit dinner at home tonight we have an easy and elegant dessert. >> really? >> recipes that almost anyone can pull off, except perhaps you. >> the executive chef at the swanky fig restaurant right here in beautiful santa monica. >> beautiful hotel. >> we've been staying, and, ray, we've loved it. we were having a little glass of wine out by the fire last night. it was great fun. >> well, great. welcome to santa monica. >> thank you. >> we're going to start with a cocktail. >> of course, we are. >> we call it the 94, and it's a mixture of mescall. >> night before what, right? >> talk to us. >> you always remember the morning after, but we want you to enjoy the night before. very good. >> she likes it. >> yeah. >> prosecco. >> not much. >> we're going to make the base for the panacatta. chocolate panacatta. very easy to do at home. just a little milk and cream. it doesn't require any baking.
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>> hoda could do it. >> yep. >> sugar and salt. take some vanilla bean. this comes just like that. >> drop the whole thing in. >> drop it right in there. okay. we already have it warmed up right here. >> okay. >> warm up. >> i see. >> counts you hand me the chocolate? >> i would like to help. >> perfect. see? >> you can make it at home. >> she is -- >> and then maybe the gelatin there. >> that's weird looking. >> this is what it looks like when it's in bloom. we have -- you can get that at the supermarket. >> it's a gelatin sheet. >> sheets of gelatin. you can switch it out for powdered gelatin. >> so far it looks weird. >> it's going to get a lot better fast. >> if you have some of the hot liquid. >> oh. >> right on top. uh-huh. >> okay. >> i'm in. >> you can't be in. there's milk in it. she would like to be in. >> okay. once this is dissolved, that's -- this is a nice hot chocolate.
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>> i have these little jars in the restaurant. you can get them at a hardware store. >> they have an apothecary thing. >> you can let them set up in whatever you have at home. >> pour that stuff in there, and then what? >> you let it sit? >> it will take about two to three hours. >> refrigerator to -- >> refrigerate. the gelatin will set back up. you'll have a nice pudding that looks like that. >> i'm sorry, hoda. >> sara tastes it. got to put a little -- >> a little garnish here. i have some raspberries soaked in the prosecco and grand marnier. >> right over the top. >> all righty. >> there you go. >> hand that over to sara. >> okay. >> all right. tell us what is at the end, what we have left. >> we have some chocolates that our pastry chef jake made for us. >> i can have that. >> you can have that. >> we have guava puffs that we're doing in the restaurants. we have red velvet ice cream
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sandwiches, and a peanut butter crunch. >> okay. that i'm going to try. >> thank you so much. we've had an awesome, awesome time. >> we have a big show coming up tomorrow. we are going to go to the beaches of california. all gorgeous. you know those old folks from "off their rockers" who are so funny? >> they're going to be there too? >> they are a party group. >> enjoy your valentine's day. have a wonderful time. we'll see you tomorrow for try day friday. from beautiful santa monica please welcome millionaire match maker patty stanger. >> you got it, you flaunt it. jeff: we're calling her out. >> i have never said that. jeff: we've got a sneak peek of her new season. plus, love is in the air. everybody in the audience, believe it or not, everybody in the audience! >> this is exciting! hello.
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roll it! all right. a little about me. i'm recently married. i work with my wife on this show and i'm learning how to be a dad to two amazing kids in a blended family. i'm hosting a talk show 'cause there's a lot to talk about. this is the adventure. hello! welcome to the show. thank you for the greeting. have a seat. valentine's day. we have an entire audience of single people ready to celebrate the day of love. we have millionaire match maker patty stanger is here. she's going to talk about finding love in her own life after 50. all gonna give us a sneak peek at the season of millionaire match maker and offer some advice on how to navigate relationships. we're in the hookup culture. so we're gonna talk about all